Opened 7 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

#4920 closed enhancement (fixed)

Add the VisualEditor extension to the OSM wiki

Reported by: RobJN Owned by: Grant Slater
Priority: major Milestone:
Component: wiki Version:
Keywords: wiki, visualeditor, edit Cc: rob.j.nickerson@…

Description

Wikimedia Commons has just rolled out the new, easy to use editor to EN pages of Wikipedia. This new editor (know as Visualeditor) is really simple to use [1] and will lower the entry to editing the wiki.

Following wikipedia's lead we should prepare to roll this out on our wiki (Wikipedia intends to complete their roll out within 1 month!). It installs as an extension [2] however currently requires a more up to date version of Mediawiki.

1] https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:VisualEditor/User_guide
2] https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:VisualEditor

Change History (7)

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by Grant Slater

We are running MW 1.21. Once MW 1.22 is out we can consider.

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by Grant Slater

Out = released and stable.

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by RobJN

Media Wiki 1.22 is now out (released and stable). It would be great if we could make the update and add the VisualEditor? extension soon - perhaps during the London hack event in March :-)

comment:4 Changed 6 years ago by Grant Slater

"Use at your own risk; it's not ready for production deployment except for experts! Patches welcome." ... "Stable release is planned for 2014."

Once stable I'll install.

-- Grant aka Firefishy

Last edited 6 years ago by Grant Slater (previous) (diff)

comment:5 Changed 6 years ago by RobJN

Its a bit of an odd one as at the bottom of the same page it also says "This extension is being used on one or more Wikimedia projects. This probably means that the extension is stable".

On the pages discussion page a topic (Third party usage of VE for MW 1.23.x) suggests that "stable" may occur when 1.23 LTS is out (scheduled for May).

comment:6 Changed 5 years ago by RobJN

This has now been installed in the wiki so can now be closed. Not sure how to do that.

comment:7 Changed 5 years ago by Firefishy

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

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